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The north end of the Las Vegas Strip on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 in Las Vegas. (Brandon Sloter via AP)

UPDATE (APRIL 1): Organizers for the "Light Up Las Vegas" event announced Wednesday afternoon that tonight's event has been canceled.

"In consideration of Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak;s most recent stay-at-home order, organizers have canceled the Light Up Las Vegas drive scheduled this afternoon. PLEASE STAY HOME," organizers said in a release. 

Original story continues below.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Hundreds of hospitality and tourism workers will drive down the Las Vegas Strip April 1 in a hopeful "Light Up Las Vegas" event.

The message? We'll be back, Las Vegas.

Vehicles will line Las Vegas Boulevard beginning at McCarran Sunset Business Park. The route will end at Fremont Street downtown, lights ablaze with "Viva Las Vegas" blasting over the speakers.

Among many, the tourism and hospitality industries have taken a severe hit amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the organizer's goal is to provide a beacon of hope to our city.

The event was created by Allison Raskansky, Managing Director of Best American Destinations.

To adhere to social distancing guidelines, participants will be restricted to their vehicles during the parade.

DETAILS:

Wednesday, April 1

Arrival: 5 p.m., 5:15 p.m. start at Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG) Parking Lot in the McCarran Sunset Business Park (1421 E. Sunset Road)

End: 6:15 p.m. DTLV

NOTE: To maintain an orderly procession, drivers are asked to drive in single file, occupying one lane of Las Vegas Boulevard only and are reminded to drive safely and observe all traffic signals. Substantial construction activities are underway on portions of Las Vegas Boulevard, which means the roadway may be down to one lane in certain areas anyway at Spring Mountain Road/Sands Avenue. Participants may wish to exit the drive at that intersection to avoid delays.

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(4) comments

just sayin'

What is wrong with people? Once again we see how stupid people can be. Why is the news promoting this? The Governor said stay home. No, lets congregate in a parking lot at 5pm and jeopardize spreading the virus, to all the other idiots who show up. Do the math, 300 cars, most likely, at least 500+ people? Las Vegas is not the only city that has tourism. Does anyone see any other tourism city in the world doing anything dumb like this? No. Please, grow a brain cell and STAY home!

just sayin'

This should be stopped, before it happens. Or is it an April Fool's joke? The reason we are to stay home, is to NOT spread the virus. The idiot who is setting this up should be cited. Did they get a parade permit? Lets show the world how stupid we are in Las Vegas.

SKSBullPup

What happened to the Governor's stay at home orders?

DesertDonna52

Exactly, SKSBullPup! People can do what they want, but I'm going to stay at home and be safe.

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